Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Opportunity to visit The See and Hear Van Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Start Date:
19th November 2014

End Date:
19th November 2014

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
2 pm

Event title: Opportunity to visit The See and Hear Van Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Venue: The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury SY3 8XQ
Weblink: www.sightlossshropshire.org.uk
Name: Sight Loss Shropshire
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 210808
Event description: Our van will be parked outside the main outpatients entrance, opposite the bus stop.
The See & Hear Van has on board an array of information about services and specialist equipment, for anyone with a VISUAL and/or HEARING impairment. Advice and follow-up information and contacts are available from the staff who are all trained to help you. They have installed up-to-date IT equipment on which visitors to the van can view demonstration DVDs and national charity catalogues of the most recent innovations in the sensory impairment field.

This service is funded by SVAB, and is managed in partnership with other agencies. The volunteers who staff the van are specially trained for this work. Volunteers provide advice and information about support and services for people with visual or hearing impairments.
All welcome – no appointment required.

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Carers Right Day 2014 Shrewsbury

Start Date:
28th November 2014

End Date:
28th November 2014

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
2 pm

Event title: Carers Right Day 2014 Shrewsbury
Venue: Shrewsbury Baptist Church, Crowmere Road, Shrewsbury SY2 5JJ
Name: Community Council of Rural Shropshire
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 341995
Event description: Carers Rights Day this year takes place on Friday 28th November, it is an important date because it is an opportunity to raise awareness about the financial and practical help that is available to people who are looking after a family member, friend or neighbour who can’t manage without that help.

Shropshire Rural Community Council’s event this year will feature:

  • Implementing the Care Act in Shropshire-What we are doing for Carers-Kathyn Downton of Shropshire Council
  • Healthwatch-One Year On-What we have achieved. Jane Randall-Smith, Chief Officer.

Workshops will include:

  • Paying for Care-Liz Holdsworth of Wace Morgan
  • Assistive Technology-Linda Reese from Tunstall.
  • Understanding Eligibility-Sarah Dillon from Shropshire Council.
  • Coping with Relationship Changes-Julie Lloyd from Relate

Information Market Place includes Crossroads Care, Alzheimers, Age UK, Tunstall, Wace Morgan, Sight & Hearing Loss, Healthwatch & Benefits Team.

Click here to download poster: carers rights day 2014 poster (3)

Refreshments & a light lunch will be provided.

To book your place please call 01743 341995

Shrewsbury Charity Quiz for MacMillan

Start Date:
19th November 2014

End Date:
19th November 2014

Start Time:
6.00 pm

End Time:
9 pm

Event title: Shrewsbury Charity Quiz for MacMillan
Venue: Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Greenhouse Meadow, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6ST
Name: Shrewsbury Town Football Club
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01743 289177
Event description: Come along to our charity quiz night which is raising funds in support of a staff member.
Shrewsbury Town Football Club is hosting a charity quiz night in aid of Macmillan nurses who are currently supporting their colleague Steve.

Please make cheques out for £20 and payable to: Barclays Staffs & Cheshire Charity account to enter. For more information please call 01743 289177

Thrive after Cancer Day

Start Date:
22nd November 2014

End Date:
22nd November 2014

Start Time:
11 am

End Time:
1.30 pm

Event title: Thrive after Cancer Day
Venue: Rural Health Fitness & Beauty Studio, Pim Hill, Harmer Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 3DY
Name: Rural Health Fitness & Beauty Studio
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01939 291988
Event description: Recovering from Breast cancer is a long and painful process and it’s unfortunate that nowadays we all know someone who has been affected.
Today will include FREE  talks and workshops about Exercise implications, improving self-esteem and taking back control of your life.
There will also be CORE therapy taster sessions, which is a body re-balancing therapy!
We want to help everyone who has won the fight against breast cancer so please tell your family and friends!
For more information, please call 01939 291988

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Autumn Taster Sessions -”Me & You Project”

Start Date:
17th November 2014

End Date:
17th November 2014

Start Time:
10.30 am

End Time:
2.30 pm

Event title: Autumn Taster Sessions -”Me & You Project”
Venue: The Albrighton Trust-Moat House & Gardens, Blue House Lane, Albrighton, Nr Wolverhampton WV7 3FL
Weblink: http//www.albrightontrust.org.uk/meandyou/
Name: Me and You Project
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01902 372441
Event description: “Me & You” is a Lottery funded project for disabled and special needs young people during their transition years. Lottery funding will help us address the lack of opportunities for young people and the long term impact on their health and wellbeing.

We plan to build the skills, confidence and esteem of young physically disabled and special needs people by providing positive outdoor activities in a ‘green-blue’ environment.

Free Sessions:

• Angling
• Horticulture
• Conservation/Wildlife
• Arts and Crafts

The Autumn Taster Sessions are open to young people aged 15 – 25 who have an additional need and can commit to the whole 6 weeks. Booking is essential.

Keep checking this website for dates of future taster sessions

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Carers Rights Day 2014-Telford Carers Information Day

Start Date:
28th November 2014

End Date:
28th November 2014

Start Time:
11 am

End Time:
2.30 pm

Event title: Carers Rights Day 2014-Telford Carers Information Day
Venue: The Holiday Inn, St Quentin Gate, Telford TF3 4EH
Weblink: www.carerscontact.org.uk
Name: Carers Contact Centre
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 240209
Event description: The theme for Carers Rights Day 2014 is ‘Looking After Someone: Know Your Rights’, focusing on ensuring that carers understand their rights and get access to good quality advice that can support them to care.
Today gives “You” will have the opportunity to talk to experts in a variety of areas who could help you in your caring role. You are welcome to call in at any time to talk to us about your caring needs, browse through useful information, or simply relax and sit and talk to other carers.

Members of our Carers Centre team will be available from 11.00 am and there will be various information stalls available until 2.30 pm: benefits, pensions, financial advice, Carers Assessments and many more.

Even if you can only drop in for a short time, this is YOUR day and we look forward to seeing you there. Lots of information and advice available in one place and an opportunity to talk to the people who can help you.Don’t miss out – Come Along to our Carers’ Rights Day Event…

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26th October Kelda Writes: The great as well as the not so great Sweden Weekend

The squad are off to Sweden this weekend to take part in some research trials, it’s a bit of a bind as it interferes with training, but it means the coaches will get access to the data long before it’s published, so hopefully it’ll be worthwhile.

It’s been a difficult week fitting in training around work….sorting out my work/training balance is proving to be one of my biggest challenges, but I’ve had some good gains in the gym so looking forward to getting back on the water next week and hopefully getting some improvements.

I found out this week I’ve got some sponsorship from the Holme Pierrepont Leisure Trust too, so things are looking good!

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Hub Blog Two: Week Three of the Build

Monday 20th October

Well things are, as you might expect, moving on apace. Though now that the walls are up there is this rather misleading impression that it is close to completion and there is little movement as builders and electricians are obscured by the walls as they work away at their allotted tasks.

Tuesday 21st October

I have to say that the excitement rose a little today as all the plumbing and porcelain arrived for the sinks and disabled toilet. All these little steps in the build make me feel that there is light at the end of the tunnel (no pun intended). Each of the rooms is beginning to take shape and I can imagine their layout with desk, or audiology booth, or easy chairs. Our conference/meeting/training room will be a good sized space and I am starting to think about how I can promote it to potential users. 

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Wednesday 22nd October.

Neil Davda, our Grants Fundraiser, helped me carry these ‘recycled’ shelves I managed to get donated, down the High Street to the Hub.

 

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Thursday 23rd October.

There is a lot of crashing and bagging going on around me today at the Hub as the plumbing is being worked out and I am upstairs finishing off the shelves ready to receive stock and other goodies. Whilst I work away I am trying to think of the layout and decorating of the reception area, rooms and café. With our link with international projects in Africa I am hoping we can have some colourful fabrics to brighten the space and some large plants to break up the space. Both of these elements will make the Hub a venue people will want to be in, but will also help in absorbing noise and soften the space.

Friday 24th October.

I am starting to fill our storeroom upstairs at the HUB with items that I have managed to get donated or purchased that we will need when the shop-fit has been completed. The shelves are coming in very useful.

Today I received a delivery of furniture, some stackable butterfly chairs for the meeting room and armchairs for the treatment rooms. Heather from The Links Café was also there to receive some comfy chairs and few tables for the café and also brought in some crockery (which is sitting inanticipation of lashings of cake and pots of steaming tea, I think Heather is wishing it was a full cup she is holding!). All of these elements really do make the whole process start to feel real.

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Heather

Now, where is the rest of my list of things I need to arrange, source, buy, collect, build, or just tick off as completed.

What a great feeling when I can sign off on one more item on my ‘opus magna’.

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Opportunity to visit The See and Hear Van at Newport Day Centre

Start Date:
4th November 2014

End Date:
4th November 2014

Start Time:
10.30 am

End Time:
12 noon

Event title: Opportunity to visit The See and Hear Van at Newport Day Centre
Venue: Newport Day Centre, Adams Close, Newport TF10 7QL
Weblink: www.sightlossshropshire.org.uk
Name: Sight Loss Shropshire
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 210808
Event description: The van will be parked outside the main outpatients entrance, opposite the bus stop.
The See & Hear Van has on board an array of information about services and specialist equipment, for anyone with a VISUAL and/or HEARING impairment. Advice and follow-up information and contacts are available from the staff who are all trained to help you. They have installed up-to-date IT equipment on which visitors to the van can view demonstration DVDs and national charity catalogues of the most recent innovations in the sensory impairment field.

This service is funded by SVAB, and is managed in partnership with other agencies. The volunteers who staff the van are specially trained for this work. Volunteers provide advice and information about support and services for people with visual or hearing impairments.
All welcome – no appointment required.